Speakers

Adele Jones, Lead Architect: Information Security and Blockchain, Nedbank Adele Jones  Lead Architect: Information Security and Blockchain, Nedbank SS2019
Lead Architect: Information Security and Blockchain, Nedbank

Adele Jones has been active in the information security arena with a special focus on the financial industry for the past 14 years.

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Adele Jones, Lead Architect: Information Security and Blockchain, Nedbank
 Ahmed Hashem  Senior Principal Consultant, IBM Security SS2019
Senior Principal Consultant, IBM Security

Ahmed Hashem has about 12 years’ experience in information security and 18 years’ experience in IT in general.

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Alan Radomsky, EMEA Sales Engineering Manager, Malwarebytes Alan Radomsky  EMEA Sales Engineering Manager, Malwarebytes SS2019
EMEA Sales Engineering Manager, Malwarebytes

Alan Radomsky joined Malwarebytes in July 2018 and EMEA Sales Engineering Manager. He has worked in IT Security for various organisations for around 15 years.

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Alan Radomsky, EMEA Sales Engineering Manager, Malwarebytes
 Alex Bowdler  IT Operations & Security Manager, Aspen Pharmacare SS2019
IT Operations & Security Manager, Aspen Pharmacare

Computer Geek. Passionate about technology and how to apply it. When not in front of his tech device, you’ll find Alex having fun in the kitchen.

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 Amr I. Awad  MEA Technical Region Leader, IBM Resilient SS2019
MEA Technical Region Leader, IBM Resilient

Amr Awad is currently leading the technical operations of IBM Resilient in the Middle East and Africa to help enterprises to respond faster, smarter and better to information security incidents and build a proactive environment for orchestrating and automating incident response through a comprehensive approach by aligning people, processes and doing the human-centric automation.

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Andrew Lam, Head of Detections, SecureData Andrew Lam  Head of Detections, SecureData SS2019
Head of Detections, SecureData

Andrew Lam is the Head of Detections at SecureData (An independent cybersecurity managed security services provider) since the beginning of 2017.

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Andrew Lam, Head of Detections, SecureData
Ashraf Abdelazim, Manager, MEA Threat Management Portfolio, IBM Security Ashraf Abdelazim  Manager, MEA Threat Management Portfolio, IBM Security SS2019
Manager, MEA Threat Management Portfolio, IBM Security

Ashraf Abdelazim is currently leading the operations of IBM Security’s Threat Management Portfolio in the Middle East and Africa to help enterprises to have better visibility into threats and what really matters when it comes to cyber threats, respond faster, smarter and better to security incidents and build a proactive environment for orchestrating and automating incident response through a comprehensive approach by aligning people and processes.

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Ashraf Abdelazim, Manager, MEA Threat Management Portfolio, IBM Security
Ben Bulpett Ben Bulpett  EMEA Identity Platform Director, SailPoint SS2019
EMEA Identity Platform Director, SailPoint

Ben is the SailPoint EMEA Identity Platform Director, working across the region he supports the local SailPoint teams, partners and customers in helping define their strategy and adoption of an integrated Identity Governance platform.

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Ben Bulpett
Brett Skinner, Security Sales Manager South Africa, Micro Focus Brett Skinner  Security Sales Manager South Africa, Micro Focus SS2019
Security Sales Manager South Africa, Micro Focus

Brett Skinner is an expert in the information technology sector.

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Brett Skinner, Security Sales Manager South Africa, Micro Focus
Brett van Niekerk, Senior Lecturer, University of KwaZulu-Natal Brett van Niekerk  Senior Lecturer, University of KwaZulu-Natal SS2019
Senior Lecturer, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Dr Brett van Niekerk is currently a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal focusing on information and cyber-security.

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Brett van Niekerk, Senior Lecturer, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Cas Liddle, Senior Solutions Engineer, Thales eSecurity Cas Liddle  Senior Solutions Engineer, Thales eSecurity SS2019
Senior Solutions Engineer, Thales eSecurity

In 1999, before people could learn to hack, Cas Liddle was lucky enough to work for a company where he was employed to do just that.

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Cas Liddle, Senior Solutions Engineer, Thales eSecurity
Charl van der Walt, chief strategy officer, SecureData SensePost Charl van der Walt  chief strategy officer, SecureData SensePost (UK) SS2019
chief strategy officer, SecureData SensePost (UK)

Charl van der Walt is the original founder of SensePost - a pen testing company in South Africa and in the UK - where he still sits on the board. He has acted in various roles there, including CEO for about five years.

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Charl van der Walt, chief strategy officer, SecureData SensePost
Corien Vermaak, Cybersecurity Specialist, Cisco Corien Vermaak  Cybersecurity Specialist, Cisco SS2019
Cybersecurity Specialist, Cisco

An IT law specialist by trade, Corien Vermaak has spent many years working in ICT and representing multinationals.

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Corien Vermaak, Cybersecurity Specialist, Cisco
Craig McGee, Senior Sales Engineer, Forcepoint Craig McGee  Senior Sales Engineer, Forcepoint SS2019
Senior Sales Engineer, Forcepoint

Craig McGee is a Senior Sales Engineer at Forcepoint, focusing on the Sub Saharan Africa Region.

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Craig McGee, Senior Sales Engineer, Forcepoint
Craig Rosewarne, Managing director, Wolfpack Information Risk Craig Rosewarne  Managing director, Wolfpack Information Risk SS2019
Managing director, Wolfpack Information Risk

Craig is the MD of Wolfpack Information Risk - a South African firm established in 2011 that specialises in cyber threat intelligence, research, training, awareness and advisory services.

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Craig Rosewarne, Managing director, Wolfpack Information Risk
 Daniel Comarmond  Sales Engineer, Thycotic SS2019
Sales Engineer, Thycotic

Daniel is a Thycotic Sales Engineer based in Sydney, Australia. Daniel’s entire 14-year professional career has been in security pre-sales, both at vendors (Cisco Systems and Websense), and at managed services providers (Telstra and DXC Technology).

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David Luyt, associate, Michalsons David Luyt  associate, Michalsons SS2019
associate, Michalsons

David believes that less is more when it comes to the law.

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David Luyt, associate, Michalsons
Gerhard Cronje, Head: Cyber and Information Security Unit, South African Reserve Bank Gerhard Cronje  Head: Cyber and Information Security Unit, South African Reserve Bank SS2019
Head: Cyber and Information Security Unit, South African Reserve Bank

Gerhard has more than fifteen years of experience embedding information security and information risk in organisations.

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Gerhard Cronje, Head: Cyber and Information Security Unit, South African Reserve Bank
Graham Cluley, Independent computer security expert, public speaker, co-host of Smashing Security podcast Graham Cluley  Independent computer security expert, public speaker, co-host of "Smashing Security" podcast (UK) SS2019
Independent computer security expert, public speaker, co-host of "Smashing Security" podcast (UK)

Graham Cluley is an award-winning security blogger, researcher, podcaster, and public speaker.

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Graham Cluley, Independent computer security expert, public speaker, co-host of Smashing Security podcast
 Greg Griessel  technical solutions architect, security solutions, Cisco Southern Africa SS2019
technical solutions architect, security solutions, Cisco Southern Africa

Greg Griessel is a Technical Solutions Architect with Cisco Southern Africa specialising in security.

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Henrik Johansson, Principal – Office of the CISO, Amazon Web Services Henrik Johansson  Principal – Office of the CISO, Amazon Web Services SS2019
Principal – Office of the CISO, Amazon Web Services

Henrik is a Principal in the Office of the CISO at AWS Security.

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Henrik Johansson, Principal – Office of the CISO, Amazon Web Services
Henry Denner, Information Technology Security Officer, Gautrain Management Agency Henry Denner  Information Technology Security Officer, Gautrain Management Agency SS2019
Information Technology Security Officer, Gautrain Management Agency

Henry Denner is a passionate security professional with over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, ranging from desktop support and network administration to IT Management and Information Security Management.

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Henry Denner, Information Technology Security Officer, Gautrain Management Agency
 Ian Jansen van Rensburg  Lead technologist & senior systems engineering manager, VMware SS2019
Lead technologist & senior systems engineering manager, VMware

Ian Jansen van Rensburg is the Lead Technologist & Senior Systems Engineering Manager within VMware Sub Saharan Africa.

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James Brown, Head of Product, Cloud Security, EMEAR, Cisco James Brown  Head of Product, Cloud Security, EMEAR, Cisco SS2019
Head of Product, Cloud Security, EMEAR, Cisco

James Brown is an experienced product leader in cloud security at Cisco.

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James Brown, Head of Product, Cloud Security, EMEAR, Cisco
Dr James Stanger, Chief Technology Evangelist, CompTIA (USA) James Stanger (Dr)  Chief Technology Evangelist, CompTIA (USA) SS2019
Chief Technology Evangelist, CompTIA (USA)

Dr. James Stanger has consulted with corporations, governments and educational institutions worldwide about IT security, web development, UX, open source and network administration for over 20 years.

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Dr James Stanger, Chief Technology Evangelist, CompTIA (USA)
Jason Jordaan, Principal Forensic Analyst, DFIR Labs Jason Jordaan  Principal Forensic Analyst, DFIR Labs SS2019
Principal Forensic Analyst, DFIR Labs

Jason Jordaan’s forensic career began in 1991, is considered a leading authority in the field of digital forensics and cybercrime investigation and prevention by his peers, both in South Africa and Internationally.

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Jason Jordaan, Principal Forensic Analyst, DFIR Labs
Jenny Mohanlall, CEO, RITS-SA Jenny Mohanlall  CEO, RITS-SA SS2019
CEO, RITS-SA

With more than 22 years of experience within the IT industry, Jenny has had the privilege to gain cross-sector experience, in FMCG, medical and ICT, and in overall business strategy.

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Jenny Mohanlall, CEO, RITS-SA
Jeremy Matthews, regional manager, Panda Security Jeremy Matthews  regional manager, Panda Security SS2019
regional manager, Panda Security

Originally from the UK, Jeremy Matthews is a 20-year veteran of the local IT industry, with a range of experience covering enterprise software sales, application integration, Web enablement and IT security.

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Jeremy Matthews, regional manager, Panda Security
Johan Botha, Chair, South Africa Chapter, FAIR Institute Johan Botha  Chair, South Africa Chapter, FAIR Institute SS2019
Chair, South Africa Chapter, FAIR Institute

Craig is the MD of Wolfpack Information Risk - a South African firm established in 2011 that specialises in cyber threat intelligence, research, training, awareness and advisory services.

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Johan Botha, Chair, South Africa Chapter, FAIR Institute
John Fokker, Head of Cyber Investigations, Advanced Threat Research, McAfee John Fokker  Head of Cyber Investigations, Advanced Threat Research, McAfee SS2019
Head of Cyber Investigations, Advanced Threat Research, McAfee

John Fokker is Head of Cyber Investigations for McAfee Advanced Threat Research. Prior to joining McAfee, he worked at the National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU), the Dutch national police unit dedicated to investigating advanced forms of cybercrime.

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John Fokker, Head of Cyber Investigations, Advanced Threat Research, McAfee
Kobus Pienaar, CIO, Vedanta Zinc International Kobus Pienaar  CIO, Vedanta Zinc International SS2019
CIO, Vedanta Zinc International

Kobus is an accomplished Information Technology Professional, with extensive experience across the full IT stack, business process, IoT technologies, project and programme management.

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Kobus Pienaar, CIO, Vedanta Zinc International
Kris Budnik, Director, PwC Africa Kris Budnik  Independent Advisor SS2019
Independent Advisor

Kris has 20 years’ experience as a consultant and advisor on IT risk management, IT governance and cybersecurity.

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Kris Budnik, Director, PwC Africa
Lee Bristow, CTO, Phinity Risk Solutions Lee Bristow  CTO, Phinity Risk Solutions SS2019
CTO, Phinity Risk Solutions

Lee Bristow is the CTO at Phinity Risk Solutions, heading up product design, development and marketing.

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Lee Bristow, CTO, Phinity Risk Solutions
Lizelle van der Klashorst, Head: iDnA Governance, Risk & Compliance, FNB Lizelle van der Klashorst  Head: iDnA Governance, Risk & Compliance, FNB SS2019
Head: iDnA Governance, Risk & Compliance, FNB

Lizelle van der Klashorst is a passionate communicator, being able to ignite conversations with purpose.

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Lizelle van der Klashorst, Head: iDnA Governance, Risk & Compliance, FNB
Maeson Maherry, Chief Technology Officer, Lawtrust Maeson Maherry  Chief Solutions Officer, Lawtrust SS2019
Chief Solutions Officer, Lawtrust

Maeson Maherry is the solutions director of Etion Secure (incorporating LAWtrust), a business that specialises in trust services such as Advanced Electronic signature solutions, positive identity and encryption in business systems.

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Maeson Maherry, Chief Technology Officer, Lawtrust
Marina Bidoli, Partner and Head, Brunswick, South Africa Marina Bidoli  Partner and Head, Brunswick, South Africa SS2019
Partner and Head, Brunswick, South Africa

Marina has extensive experience in cross-border crisis work and transactions, as well as in media and stakeholder relations and corporate reputation management.

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Marina Bidoli, Partner and Head, Brunswick, South Africa
Martin Potgieter, Technical Director, NClose Martin Potgieter  Technical Director, NClose SS2019
Technical Director, NClose

Martin Potgieter is co-founder and Technical Director at Nclose, with almost 20 years’ experience in cyber security.

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Martin Potgieter, Technical Director, NClose
Mdu Zakwe, CEO, MICT SETA Mdu Zakwe  CEO, MICT SETA SS2019
CEO, MICT SETA

Mr Mduduzi Eric Zakwe joined the MICT SETA in April 2019 as Chief Executive Officer. Mdu is a Chartered Accountant with an MBA in IT & E-Commerce.

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Mdu Zakwe, CEO, MICT SETA
Mike Silber, General Counsel and Group Head: Regulatory, Liquid Telecom Mike Silber  General Counsel & Group Head: Regulatory, Liquid Telecom SS2019
General Counsel & Group Head: Regulatory, Liquid Telecom

Mike is a South African lawyer and of Group Head Regulatory of the Liquid Telecom Group.

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Mike Silber, General Counsel and Group Head: Regulatory, Liquid Telecom
Muyowa Mutemwa, Senior Cyber Security Specialist, CSIR Muyowa Mutemwa  Senior Cyber Security Specialist, CSIR SS2019
Senior Cyber Security Specialist, CSIR

Muyowa has 5 years’ working experience with Telkom SA Ltd as a strategy architect in various roles such as designing data centre networks, user-access networks and storage networks.

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Muyowa Mutemwa, Senior Cyber Security Specialist, CSIR
Nastassia Arendse, Host, ClassicFM and Business Day TV Nastassia Arendse  Host, ClassicFM & Business Day TV SS2019
Host, ClassicFM & Business Day TV

Nastassia Arendse has been in broadcasting for 9 years and has worked in both television and radio.

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Nastassia Arendse, Host, ClassicFM and Business Day TV
Nuno Ceitil, Consulting Systems Engineer, NETSCOUT Nuno Ceitil  Consulting Systems Engineer, NETSCOUT SS2019
Consulting Systems Engineer, NETSCOUT

Nuno Ceitil is a Consulting Systems Engineer with Netscout as part of the Sub-Saharan Africa team.

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Nuno Ceitil, Consulting Systems Engineer, NETSCOUT
O'Shea Bowens, Founder and CEO, Null Hat Security (USA) O'Shea Bowens  Founder & CEO, Null Hat Security (USA) SS2019
Founder & CEO, Null Hat Security (USA)

O'Shea Bowens is a cybersecurity enthusiast with a decade of information security experience.

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O'Shea Bowens, Founder and CEO, Null Hat Security (USA)
Ofir Hason Ofir Hason  CEO & Co-Founder, CyberGym (Israel) SS2019
CEO & Co-Founder, CyberGym (Israel)

Ofir Hason is the CEO and Co-Founder of CyberGym.

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Ofir Hason
Paul Beyleveld, consulting systems engineer, Cisco Security Sales Paul Beyleveld  Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco SS2019
Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco

Paul Beyleveld is a Consulting Systems Engineer for Cisco Security Sales supporting the sub-Saharan Africa region.

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Paul Beyleveld, consulting systems engineer, Cisco Security Sales
Perry Carpenter, Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer, KnowBe4 (USA) Perry Carpenter  Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer, KnowBe4 (USA) SS2019
Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer, KnowBe4 (USA)

Perry Carpenter currently serves as Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer for KnowBe4, the world's most popular security awareness and simulated phishing platform.

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Perry Carpenter, Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer, KnowBe4 (USA)
Pete Herzog, Managing Director, The Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM) Pete Herzog  Managing Director, The Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM) (Spain) SS2019
Managing Director, The Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM) (Spain)

Pete Herzog is the co-founder and on the Board of Directors of ISECOM, researching and creating new solutions to complex security problems.

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Pete Herzog, Managing Director, The Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM)
Pukhraj Singh, Security Operations and Threat Intelligence Practitioner/Writer Pukhraj Singh  Security Operations & Threat Intelligence Practitioner/Writer (India) SS2019
Security Operations & Threat Intelligence Practitioner/Writer (India)

Pukhraj Singh is a cyber intelligence analyst with 14 years of experience.

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Pukhraj Singh, Security Operations and Threat Intelligence Practitioner/Writer
Raymond du Plessis, Senior Managing Consultant, Mobius Consulting Raymond du Plessis  Senior Managing Consultant, Mobius Consulting SS2019
Senior Managing Consultant, Mobius Consulting

Raymond du Plessis is a Senior Managing Consultant at Mobius Consulting with a broad range of experience in Information Security and Cybersecurity management.

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Raymond du Plessis, Senior Managing Consultant, Mobius Consulting
 Russell Budworth  Sales Director, BitSight Technologies SS2019
Sales Director, BitSight Technologies

Russell helps BitSight clients transform their cybersecurity performance and the management of cyber risk of third-party suppliers.

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Ryan van de Coolwijk, Product Champion: Cyber, ITOO Special Risks Ryan van de Coolwijk  Product Champion: Cyber, ITOO Special Risks SS2019
Product Champion: Cyber, ITOO Special Risks

Ryan started his career in IT in 2002, with over 16 years of experience in IT security and risk management, spanning various industries for organisations of all sizes.

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Ryan van de Coolwijk, Product Champion: Cyber, ITOO Special Risks
Sam Linford, Regional Director, Carbon Black Sam Linford  Regional Director, Carbon Black SS2019
Regional Director, Carbon Black

Samuel Linford is a Regional Director for Carbon Black.

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Sam Linford, Regional Director, Carbon Black
Shaun Searle, Country Manager - Africa Regions, Redstor Shaun Searle  Country Manager - Africa Regions, Redstor SS2019
Country Manager - Africa Regions, Redstor

Shaun Searle is the Country Manager - Africa Regions at Redstor and understands the realities of selling solutions across multiple markets across the continent.

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Shaun Searle, Country Manager - Africa Regions, Redstor
Shira Rubinoff, President, SecureMySocial; President and Co-Founder, Prime Tech Partners (USA) Shira Rubinoff  President, SecureMySocial; President & Co-Founder, Prime Tech Partners (USA) SS2019
President, SecureMySocial; President & Co-Founder, Prime Tech Partners (USA)

Shira Rubinoff is a recognized cybersecurity executive, advisor, speaker & influencer, who has built two cybersecurity product companies and led multiple women-in-technology efforts.

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Shira Rubinoff, President, SecureMySocial; President and Co-Founder, Prime Tech Partners (USA)
Susan Potgieter, Head: Strategic Services, SABRIC Susan Potgieter  Head: Strategic Services, SABRIC SS2019
Head: Strategic Services, SABRIC

Susan heads up Strategic Services at SABRIC, a non-profit company created by the banking industry to support them in their fight against organised crime.

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Susan Potgieter, Head: Strategic Services, SABRIC
TK Keanini, Distinguished Engineer, Advanced Threat Solutions, Cisco TK Keanini  Distinguished Engineer, Advanced Threat Solutions, Cisco SS2019
Distinguished Engineer, Advanced Threat Solutions, Cisco

TK Keanini brings more than 25 years of network and security experience to his role as Distinguished Engineer within Cisco’s Security Business Group, where he uses his expertise in analytics to build a unified security architecture that enables customers to adapt and respond to ever-evolving threats.

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TK Keanini, Distinguished Engineer, Advanced Threat Solutions, Cisco
Tamara Mkula, Information Security Risk Manager, Telkom SA Tamara Mkula  Information Security Risk Manager, Telkom SA SS2019
Information Security Risk Manager, Telkom SA

Tamara has over 11 years of experience in the security field.

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Tamara Mkula, Information Security Risk Manager, Telkom SA
Tammy Naicker, Executive Head of Department: Group Technology Governance & Assurance, Vodacom Tammy Naicker  Executive Head of Department: Group Technology Governance & Assurance, Vodacom SS2019
Executive Head of Department: Group Technology Governance & Assurance, Vodacom

Tammy Naicker joined the Vodacom Group as the Executive Head of Department for Technology Audit on 1 January 2013.

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Tammy Naicker, Executive Head of Department: Group Technology Governance & Assurance, Vodacom
Trishana Ramluckan, Researcher, University of KwaZulu-Natal Trishana Ramluckan  Researcher, University of KwaZulu-Natal SS2019
Researcher, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Trishana Ramluckan is an academic and researcher in the Information Technology and Governance field. She graduated with a Doctor of Administration degree in Information Systems & Technology and Public Administration in 2017 from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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Trishana Ramluckan, Researcher, University of KwaZulu-Natal
 Venisha Nayagar  Director: Information Security and Risk Management, CRYPT IT SS2019
Director: Information Security and Risk Management, CRYPT IT

Venisha is a motivated, skilled and experienced information security and risk professional with multitude of hands-on experience in various industries and security strategies globally.

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Veronica Schmitt, Lead Forensic Analyst, DFIR Labs Veronica Schmitt  Lead Forensic Analyst, DFIR Labs SS2019
Lead Forensic Analyst, DFIR Labs

Veronica Schmitt’s forensic career began in 2008.

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Veronica Schmitt, Lead Forensic Analyst, DFIR Labs
 Wayne Theron  Information Security Manager, BankservAfrica SS2019
Information Security Manager, BankservAfrica

Wayne has extensive ICT experience built up over 36 years in the industry, working in the financial and public sectors as well as for technology and service providers.

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Winston Hayden, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC Winston Hayden  Independent Management Consultant and Advisor SS2019
Independent Management Consultant and Advisor

Winston Hayden is a recognised industry expert in information security, risk, governance, compliance and assurance.

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Winston Hayden, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC
Yassin Watlal, Regional System Engineering Manager, META, CrowdStrike Yassin Watlal  Regional System Engineering Manager, META, CrowdStrike SS2019
Regional System Engineering Manager, META, CrowdStrike

Yassin Watlal has 15 years of professional experience in IT and cybersecurity.

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Yassin Watlal, Regional System Engineering Manager, META, CrowdStrike

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